This sleeping position could make your period more bearable
There is nothing worse than tossing and turning in bed because it's "that time of the month".
We have all been there, your menstrual cycle has you up all night and going to the fridge to binge eat at 2am is your only option.
So, you can only imagine how excited we were to finally hear a cure that will have us sleeping soundly from now on. The fetal position.
According to Glamour magazine who spoke to women's health expert Lisa Lindley, she said: "Sleeping in the fetal position takes pressure off the abdominal muscles, as it causes the skeletal muscles around your abdomen to relax." Therefore the less pressure on your abdominal muscles, the less overall tension, the less pain and most importantly the fewer cramps.
And there is more, another bonus to sleeping in this position during your period is the less likelihood of stained sheets and dreaded leakages, as your legs are pressed together.
On the other hand, one position that is recommended to avoid during your visit from Aunt Flo, is sleeping on your stomach as this presses on your uterus, increasing your "chances of leaks" states Glamour.
Although we don't sadly have one definitive cure for PMS, showering before bed, using lavender products or sleeping with a heat pad have all been proven to help ease the pain and get a good you a night's sleep.